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1980 European Cup Winners' Cup Final

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1980 European Cup Winners' Cup Final
Match programme cover
Event1979–80 European Cup Winners' Cup
After extra time
Valencia won 5–4 on penalties
Date14 May 1980
VenueHeysel Stadium, Brussels
RefereeVojtech Christov (Czechoslovakia)

The 1980 European Cup Winners' Cup Final was a football match contested on 14 May 1980 between Valencia of Spain and Arsenal of England. The final was held at Heysel Stadium in Brussels, Belgium. Valencia won the match 5–4 on penalties.[1] It was the 20th European Cup Winners' Cup final and the only time that the winner was decided by a penalty shoot-out. It was Valencia's third major European title after their two Inter-Cities Fairs Cup victories in the 1960s.

Route to the final

Spain Valencia England Arsenal
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Denmark Boldklubben 1903 6–2 2–2 (A) 4–0 (H) First round Turkey Fenerbahçe 2–0 2–0 (H) 0–0 (H)
Scotland Rangers 4–2 1–1 (H) 3–1 (A) Second round East Germany 1. FC Magdeburg 4–3 2–1 (H) 2–2 (A)
Spain Barcelona 5–3 1–0 (A) 4–3 (H) Quarter-finals Sweden IFK Göteborg 5–1 5–1 (H) 0–0 (A)
France Nantes 5–2 1–2 (A) 4–0 (H) Semi-finals Italy Juventus 2–1 1–1 (H) 1–0 (A)



GK 1 Spain Carlos Pereira
DF 2 Spain José Carrete
DF Spain Manuel Botubot
DF Spain Ricardo Arias
DF Spain Miguel Tendillo (c)
MF Spain Daniel Solsona
MF Spain Enrique Saura
MF West Germany Rainer Bonhof
MF Spain Javier Subirats Substituted off 112'
FW 9 Argentina Mario Kempes
FW Spain Pablo Rodríguez
MF Spain Ángel Castellanos Substituted in 112'
Argentina Spain Alfredo Di Stéfano
GK 1 Northern Ireland Pat Jennings
DF 2 Northern Ireland Pat Rice (c)
DF 3 Northern Ireland Sammy Nelson
MF 4 England Brian Talbot
DF 5 Republic of Ireland David O'Leary
DF 6 Scotland Willie Young
MF 7 Republic of Ireland Liam Brady
FW 8 England Alan Sunderland
FW 9 Republic of Ireland Frank Stapleton
MF 10 England David Price Substituted off 105'
MF 11 England Graham Rix
MF 12 England John Hollins Substituted in 105'
Northern Ireland Terry Neill

See also


  1. ^ Pye, Steven (14 May 2020). "When Arsenal became the first club to lose a European final on penalties". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
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